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post #3481 of 18262
You probably will have to soil them yourself. You know, for consistency's sake.
post #3482 of 18262
If I find any wool trou with such stains for cheap, I will send them your way.
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Count me in for pee pants too!

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If I find any wool trou with such stains for cheap, I will send them your way.
post #3484 of 18262

Hey guys, I'd love some feedback, trying a new front photo style for my shirts, suits and SCs. Let me know what you think

 

 

 

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Edited by MZhammer - 6/7/13 at 7:56am
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Originally Posted by MZhammer View Post

Hey guys, I'd love some feedback, trying a new front photo style for my shirts, suits and SCs. Let me know what you think (not sure why it's rotated...)

 

 

 

It looks good, I like the detail that it shows. I am not sure that it is legal ( Check the eBay picture standards they just started http://pages.ebay.com/sellerinformation/sellingresources/picturestandards.html) or necessary. I think most people who find your suit will read the description below the picture anyway, so if Canali is the first word I think you are covered.

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Originally Posted by Shoeluv View Post

 

It looks good, I like the detail that it shows. I am not sure that it is legal ( Check the eBay picture standards they just started http://pages.ebay.com/sellerinformation/sellingresources/picturestandards.html) or necessary. I think most people who find your suit will read the description below the picture anyway, so if Canali is the first word I think you are covered.

 

Do you think it violates the policy if it's just minimizing a label photo that is also part of my listing and dropping it into the main one? I figured it was nice to see the label, especially when some of them show how old or new the garment is (think Zegna, HF etc)

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Originally Posted by MZhammer View Post

 

Do you think it violates the policy if it's just minimizing a label photo that is also part of my listing and dropping it into the main one? I figured it was nice to see the label, especially when some of them show how old or new the garment is (think Zegna, HF etc)


Not sure, I think you probably have way more experience than me on eBay. I just saw the example they gave for "No text or artwork in photo" and it looked kind of like yours. But you are right you aren't adding any non-essential information you are just juxtaposing two pictures of the suit so probably not a violation. It looks good to me, and I did a quick search of eBay and nobody else seems to be doing it. In my opinion though I wouldn't just because it draws the eyes away from the beautiful suit.

post #3488 of 18262

Maybe a stupid question, maybe not.  When listing waist size, do you measure them on the inside of the waist, or the outside?  I button up the waist, lay them flat and measure to the outside and multiply 2x.

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^^outside
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Just had to check, almost every measurement comes out bigger than tagged on waist, and smaller than tagged on inseam (for dress pants).  I get the inseam one, the waist must be, larger than tagged as a "feel good" thing. "Hey look, I fit into 34's, I'm going to McDonalds!"

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Originally Posted by txwoodworker View Post

Just had to check, almost every measurement comes out bigger than tagged on waist, and smaller than tagged on inseam (for dress pants).  I get the inseam one, the waist must be, larger than tagged as a "feel good" thing. "Hey look, I fit into 34's, I'm going to McDonalds!"

On wool trousers the measurements should correspond correctly with the tagged size unless alterations have been made...

Cotton will sometimes be different due to stretching and wearing (jeans, chinos). But a quick wash usually shrinks em back up to tagged size (unnecessary for selling, just a fyi)
post #3492 of 18262
Last night I had a shirt end, with a bidder from Russia, who paid immediately. I am ok shipping internationally but require contact before bidding for a quote on shipping. The price he paid for shirt + shipping is only equal to the shipping cost to Russia - how do I revise his invoice to get him to pay me the balance for shipping now that he's already paid?
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Originally Posted by hooker4186 View Post

Last night I had a shirt end, with a bidder from Russia, who paid immediately. I am ok shipping internationally but require contact before bidding for a quote on shipping. The price he paid for shirt + shipping is only equal to the shipping cost to Russia - how do I revise his invoice to get him to pay me the balance for shipping now that he's already paid?

What is the link to your listing? Depends how you had it set up, usually for an international buyer to buy the item you need to have a international shipping charge that is different then the domestic shipping charge.

post #3494 of 18262

Hi all, 

 

I have some clothing I'm looking to get rid of. I've sold things at second-hand shops before, but I've realized I could do much better if I put a little effort in and sold on eBay. Having never sold anything on eBay before, I'm a total noob and have a ton of questions, but I'll try to limit it to three (I've read a bunch of this thread and it is highly informative but I think a lot of it is a bit advanced for me as I'm not wondering how to best package a vintage Canali suit for shipment to Burkina Faso). 

 

1. Since I'm a first-time seller, I obviously have no feedback as a seller. I assume people would be skeptical of buying from me. Is there anything I can do to improve my credibility off the bat? I do have half a dozen feedbacks as a buyer, showing that I've always paid promptly--not sure if this does anything toward showing I'm not a total scumbag. Should I expect to sell my first few items for lower prices than the than the typical going rate since I might be viewed as a risk? 

 

2. Traditional auction v.s. buy it now? Are there any general guidelines to help in making this decision?

 

3. Aside from this thread, can anyone recommend a good primer that I should read to help answer some more of my noob questions?

 

Thank you in advance. 

post #3495 of 18262
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Originally Posted by astrocyte View Post

Hi all, 

 

I have some clothing I'm looking to get rid of. I've sold things at second-hand shops before, but I've realized I could do much better if I put a little effort in and sold on eBay. Having never sold anything on eBay before, I'm a total noob and have a ton of questions, but I'll try to limit it to three (I've read a bunch of this thread and it is highly informative but I think a lot of it is a bit advanced for me as I'm not wondering how to best package a vintage Canali suit for shipment to Burkina Faso). 

 

1. Since I'm a first-time seller, I obviously have no feedback as a seller. I assume people would be skeptical of buying from me. Is there anything I can do to improve my credibility off the bat? I do have half a dozen feedbacks as a buyer, showing that I've always paid promptly--not sure if this does anything toward showing I'm not a total scumbag. Should I expect to sell my first few items for lower prices than the than the typical going rate since I might be viewed as a risk? 

 

2. Traditional auction v.s. buy it now? Are there any general guidelines to help in making this decision?

 

3. Aside from this thread, can anyone recommend a good primer that I should read to help answer some more of my noob questions?

 

Thank you in advance. 

1. Only way to build the reputation is to get to selling. It will come. Honest descriptions, clear photos.

2. That is up to you. Auctions are more fun.

3. Ebay for Dummies, as well as Ebay Listings that Sell, for Dummies. I have read both of them a couple times, a few years ago. They have a lot of valuable info in them. I wish I had knwn to read them when I was starting out. They would have saved me from quite a lot of headaches.

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